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explosion in san bruno. more than one hundred homes damaged or destroyed. good morning... it's friday, the tenth of september. i'm john kessler. and i'm sydnie kohara. this is where it all began in san bruno. a crater filled with water ... it's the hole where a natural gas line exploded into flames yesterday evening. at least one person is dead. fifty- three homes are destroyed.. 120 others are damaged. the fire is inside this area on the peninsula: the general perimeter starting at sneath lane... and looping around claremont drive and glenview drive. we have three reporters on the story. simon perez is at the fire command center. julie watts is at one of the evacuation centers. and we'll begin anne makovec... in the san bruno neighborhood where it all began. anne. "..." "..." anne makovec in san bruno as of last night, about five as of last night, about five thousand people in san bruno were without power. jeff smith with p-g-and-e joins us live by phone now to give us an update. good morning jeff. thank you jeff smith with pg & e. san bruno city manager connie jackson says
explosion in the samper know. today, pg&e announced a $100 million fund for-san bruno victims. meanwhile, the next rotati ntsb has on its way to washington d.c. for further investigation. and state regulators have ordered pg&e to test all of their natural gas lines. most residents have been able to return. but, there are still residents that are waiting and they have homes that have either been completely destroyed. they want to sift through what is left or others are severely damaged and have a red text. the death is at four. -read attack. >> the human remains have been on site of the explosion and three people are still missing tonight. kron4's kate thompson joins us from san bruno. the command center. >> we are here, too. the latest from investigators. you can see the media lined up and ready. to hear from the national transportation safety board and that is heading up this investigation on the ground. in the san bruno. there has been three full days of investigations at this point. investigators said yesterday that they plan on being here for at least one more day. the big
>>> new video just coming into the ktvu newsroom of the moment a fireball erupted in san bruno. >> hundreds of san bruno residents returned home for the first time since thursday's disaster. what they have to say about the state of their neighborhood. >>> the one thing that stands between sara shourd and her freedom. >>> good afternoon, i'm claudine wong. tori campbell has the day off. topping our news this noontime we're waiting the start of a pg&e press conference in san bruno for an update into the cause of that deadly san bruno explosion. we do have team coverage on several develop stories in san bruno now. what you're looking at is a live briefing inside that senior center are residents who lost their homes. ktvu's christian katharine is there but first we'll go to ktvu's craig devereaux. >> the investigation is moving outward from ground zero on glen wood drive. a pg&e news conference as you mentioned just about to get underway at a fire station in san bruno on el camino real. this morning very important work is being done this morning on glenview drive. pg&e cut into th
the explosion and fire that leveled neighborhoods and continues to burn in san bruno this morning. here's the very latest on the battle to control it and the beginning of the grim search for possible victims shortly in the rubble. firefighters have managed to keep the flames from spreading but several fires continue to burn amidst the homes. >> at least 53 homes were completely destroyed by fire. another 120 sustained some damage. city officials confirm three people were killed but some published reports have firefighters saying up to six people may have been killed. >> our team coverage begins with terry mcsweeney near ground zero. you've had to move. the area's been declared a crime scene. we continue to see the live pictures of still putting water on the ruins. >> we are here at glenview and san bruno avenue. if we push past me here you can get an idea of some of the activity going on here at the staging area. you've got fire trucks. just had cal fire trucks ahearing to head out of here for the freeway. maybe their job is done here. want to clarify when you hear that we're at a crime
a san bruno residential neighborhood into burned out rubble after a natural gas line goes up. pg&e is still trying to figure out what happened. >> good friday morning, everyone. it is 4:30 a.m.. we've actually been on for about a half hour now because of the explosion and fire in san bruno. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's get you the latest. one person is dead, confirmed dead, 20 injured and hundreds more homeless this morning after the natural gas explosion ignited a fire storm in san bruno. >> several homes are still burning more than ten hours after that massive fireball engulfed the neighborhood. the flames destroyed 53 homes, damaged another 120 at least. firefighters tell us they've contained about 50% of this fire but there's no word on when residents will be allowed back in to see what's left of their homes. >> we have several reports for you this morning, eric. >> our coverage begins with terry mcsweeney near where the gas main ruptured. terry's going to walk us through what happened. good morning. >> yeah. i've gotta tell you the latest
bruno and what occurred in san francisco. and that is absolute? >> that is absolute, yes. completely separate. mayor newsom: these 30-inch lines exist not just in san bruno. they exist in cities like san francisco. correct? >> i'm not familiar where exactly the gas line is, but there are basically three large transmission lines that serve sort of the greater bay area. mayor newsom: and one of those mainlines presumably comes through the city and county of san francisco? >> i believe that is correct. mayor newsom: is there any prospect -- a simple question a lot of folks have asked me -- what happened down there -- could it happen here? is there a cause and effect, anything the connects the systems in a way that creates more vulnerability to other systems in and around the region because of what may or may not have occurred specifically in san bruno? >> on the surface, i would state that i do not believe that will be the case, but obviously, until we have a better understanding of what the root cause was to the san bruno incident, it is really very difficult to completely rule that ou
in that natural gas explosion in the san bruno neighborhood. three people are dead. good morning, it's friday, the 10th of september. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. it is 5:00. let's quickly take you to the scene. this is where it all began in san bruno. the crater is filled with water. the natural gas line exploded into flames yesterday evening. our newsroom confirms three people are dead. 53 homes are destroyed. 120 others are damaged. take a look at this map. the fire inside this area of the peninsula, the general perimeter starting at sneath lane and looping around claremont drive and glenview drive. we begin our team coverage with anne makovec in the san bruno neighborhood where it all began. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm off of sneath lane and 280, one of several intersections blocked off this morning by local police officers and the california highway patrol. as you can see here behind me, they have flare patterns, directing all traffic away from the area. in fact, every entrance into this neighborhood that has been destroyed is bl
tardes >> en san bruno estan buscando las personas que estan metidas entre los encombros. >> esta mañana encontraron nuevas personas en el siniestro >> aún buscan a dos personas de la zona que estan desaparecida >> el incendio que se desato despues de la explosion >> las autoridades han indentificado algúno de los cuerpos >> no lo conocia personalmente pero eran vecinos >> ustedes salvaron de milagro. >> si puede decir que si corri todo con lo que tenia >> fue tan fuerte que exploto las ventadas y mi cuñado se quemo la pierna. >> 52 personas estan el hospital >> tratan investigar porque exploto la empresa de gas >> personas llamaron antes de que explotara el gas avisando que habia fuga de gas. >> la bateria de gas era de 1952 . >> veremos que arrogan las investigaciones >> los residente de sán bruno pueden llamar al numero que sale en patalla para avisar si sintieron hantes del desastre >> mire usted las personas afectadas podran ingresar al foro comunitario >> muchas gracias ramon >> estamos en el refugio donde se encuentran las personas
widespread devastation. officials are expecting the death toll to rise in san bruno. good morning to you. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell tori campbell. it's friday september 10th t sun is rising over san bruno and revealing for the first time the full extent of the devastation. officially three people are confirmed dead. but search crews are now going door to door looking for victims. we have live team coverage following last night's explosion. we begin with claudine wong at the command center. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the command post, a few blocks from the fire center. you look behind me, see where firefighters and emergency crews are gathered this morning. this is considered a crime scene. this area on out. now that we have daylight we are getting a unique perspective of what this looks like. live above the view from our camera on our live truck it looks like we are having a little trouble getting the picture to you. we can see some smoke and some -- over the entire neighborhood where this is happening indicating this is not over yet.
was taken by a surveillance video at a gas station at glenview drive and san bruno avenue. watch what happens. it's a couple of miles away from the explosion. but you can still see the intensity of the flames and the reaction of the people. a woman there with her baby running across the street. some, though, actually drove toward the glenview neighborhood while the explosion, as you saw there, sent others running for their lives. >>> pg&e announced today it's creating a $100 million fund for the victims of the san bruno disaster. the utility says it will help residents with immediate cash paints and pay for costs not covered by insurance. starting friday, homeowners will get individual checks between $15,000 and $50,000 depending upon the extent of the damage to their homes. pg&e says that residents won't be asked to waive legal claims to get that money. >>> well, tonight, pg&e says it's pretty sure no one recently called from san bruno's firestorm area to report a gas leak before the explosion. the company says if they did, they would have responded immediately. today, they showed kt
. >> these are the grim scenes of devastation in the san bruno neighborhood. nowearch crews are looking for more victims of last night's deadly inferno caused by a ruptured gas line. >> here's the latest on the fire. four peop have been declared dead, at least 52 others injured, including at leas four who are in the hospital with critical burns. four firefighrs have also been taken to the hospital. officials revised the property damage downward. they say 38 homes have been complely destroyed and seven others have serious damage. >> so far the fire burned 15 acres in san bruno's crestmore neighborhood. it's now about 75% contained. san brun police are declared the entire burn area a crime scene in order to secure it and the national transportation safety board has sent what's called a go-team to help investigate what caused the explosion. >> here's a live picture from above the devastation. youan see that crater, the 15 foot crater caused by an explosion now filled with water. overhead showing a smoky scene. firefighters still putting water on hot spots and account for missing people. live in san bruno a
>>> in the news this saturday morning, a look at the devastated neighborhood in san bruno where thursday evening exploded into a fiery nightmare for dozens of families. this morning we are still waiting to get back into their neighborhoods to see what's left of their homes. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist christine hanson. our temperatures yesterday right up there where they're supposed to be. we'll have your complete weekend forecast coming up. >> our coverage continues now on that devastating san bruno fire as dozens remain evacuated from thursday night's explosion along a pg&e pipeline. this morning we are learning that two state senators are planning an investigation and a public hearing into the cause of that explosion. state senators mark leno of san francisco, alex pedia plan to have meetings in the coming weeks. four confirmed fatalities from the explosion and fire. today six dog teams will conduct another search for victims. the neighborhood is still considered a hazardous area so there is no time line for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials te >>> we were live over the site of last night's deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno. and this morning, the coroner confirms three people are dead. >> flames destroyed the entire neighborhood. 53 homes completely gone, 120 others damaged. >> and this is where it all began. a crater filled with water now, this is the hole where that natural gas line exploded into flames. >> good morning. it is friday, the 10th of september. i'm john kessler. >> and i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. it is 6:01. crews will be back out san bruno searching for victims of yesterday's explosion. several people may still be unaccounted for and many others are seriously injured. the cause of the blast remains under investigation. >> the fire is inside this area of san bruno. there's a general perimeter starting at sneath lane which is just north of the 380/280 interchange. it loops around claremont drive and glenview drive. this area is west of interstate 280. >>> california's acting governor abel maldonado plans to visit the fire later this morning. he has already declared a state of emergency for san
for safety for hundreds of people in san bruno. >> we're beginning at 4 a.m. because of the fire in san bruno. thank you for joining us. >> let's catch up on the latest. these from a ruptured pg&e gas main beneath a neighborhood as we say in the hills of san bruno. the latest to control the flames and begin the search for possible victims. >> firefighters kept the flames from spreading even more but several homes are still smoldering this morning. the gas-fed fire consumed dozens of homes within minutes of when it began around 6:15 last night. it overwhelmed firefighters who responded from several nearby communities. so far one person confirmed dead, 24 people hurt, some in critical condition this morning. it has destroyed 53 homes and damaged 120 others. again, at least 120 others. firefighters have the fire 50% contained. >> team coverage begins with our crews at the scene. abc 7 terry mcsweeney is near ground zero at our latest location, terry, lindsay and sky crest, right? >> glenview and skycrest. i'm here because the lieutenant governor, the acting governor with arnold schwarzenegger ou
de una tuberia de gas en san bruno.---el estallido se produjo a las 6:15 de la tarde y provoco un incendio enorme que redujo a cenizas por lo menos 53 casas y daÑo otras 120 en el area del "boulevard skyline" y la avenida "san bruno".---tenemos cobertura especial... "flavio lacayo" nos hablara de los residentes que fueron evacuados en medio del panico y beatriz ferrari visito uno de los albergues. pero comenzamos con "edgardo quijano" quien nos cuenta como empezo todo. ---por el momento se confirma que una persona murio y hay decenas de heridos, por lo menos dos estan en condicion critica. ---tras producirse esta explosion devastadora, cientos de personas salieron corriendo de sus casas en medio del panico. ---"flavio lacayo" hablo con algunos residentes de la zona que dejaron todo atras para salvar sus vidas... flavio trt 1:51 el hospital general de san francisco reporta que ha recibido a 5 victimas del incendio en san bruno. cuatro mas fueron trasladadas al hospital saint francis memorial.--entre tanto, los bancos de sangre "blood centers of the pacific" estan pidiendo donacio
live this is kron 4 news @ 5:30 p.m.. here is the latest from authorities in san bruno. they're still searching for three missing people at least four people were killed in the blast. today authorities released the names she is 81 year-old elizabeth thorez. her home was near the center of the blast. 37 homes were destroyed and all, 19 homes were damaged and remained on occupied today. 321 homes have been cleared for families to return. tonight kate thompson is live in san bruno that's where we just heard an update from the federal investigators. kate. >> investigators say they're focusing on trying to figure out of this was a catastrophic failure with the pipeline or was there a small leak that went on for some time. why is this is important is because originally last week some people in the neighborhood had said the reported smelling gas and coal piccinni or call the police. investigators are trying to get contact with the people and they're asking them to e-mail them at san trotted figured if the pipeline filled all at once or over time. investigators say the
areas like san bruno. also, to preserve all records from the explosion and to report a much money they are spending on safety/replacement of pipelines. three different transmission lines, and this down the peninsula, one of these is up the pressure on these lines to the peninsula has been reduced by 10 percent. we asked pg&e what exactly they are going to do and what is the plan for this inspection. they said they cannot reveal that, and they're putting together that plan together as we speak. >> state regulators have ordered pg&e to einspect all of their gas lines to california. and we have this map. and it is important to know that not all of these are high-pressure lines like the one that exploded and san bruno on thursday. you can see major gas lines run to the bay area. san francisco, daly city, the entire peninsula to san bruno. all of these lines left be inspected by pg&e. we ask pg&e for a map of their high pressure gas lines and yet to return a call. >> as we said today, pg&e m release a multimillion-dollar relief fund for san bruno. and the wake of last week's explosion.
some of the first responders. we talked to the captain with the san bruno fire department here's his story. >> this fireball's the sound, the noise of it was deafening and very loud. it sounded very much like it could of been a jet airplane engine still running. as we took the turn their citizens fleeing the street running up the hill. san bruno police department was arriving on seemed it was very chaotic, cars were driving driving get out of this the street. we'll try to make our way into the fire we saw the pipeline industry which turned out to be the gas pipe. we thought that was part of an airplane but we couldn't confirm it. thankfully we learned after about 20 minutes it was not an aircraft and press that was a big sigh of relief because we were afraid we might have had a lot of victims on board the airplane. we were trying to work and getting hot engine 51 get a water supply because they needed mass of water for this thing. then we discovered that out there was no water in the hydrants we think the water main had been blown out by the blast. it's a sinking feeling to say the l
in iran this morning. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san bruno where the people chased out of their homes by last week's explosion and fire are demanding answers. they're getting answers but wondering just how accurate they are. >> if pg&e doesn't have enough fire coverage to foot the bill, the customers could be on the hook to pay. i'm theresa garcia live in san bruno. that is because of a new bilk considered by state regulators. >> and is it a hoax or a problem? muni prepares for the possibility of a massive drivers sickout and delays for passengers today. >> good morning. starting with cloudy skies. temperatures in the 50s across the bay area but we will see a little warm-up today. >> a few minor hiccups early this morning but all have cleared. we're still off to a good start. live shot at the toll plaza showing no delays. >> good morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah s
night, approximately 6:24 there was a report of an explosion in san bruno, sort of where highway 35 is just about to meet 280, our neighbors to the south. at 6:36, a unit from the airport, even though the airport is located in san mateo county, the sanford's is the fire department is responsible for the international airport, and we have specialized apparatus. initial reports came in as possibly a plane went down. with the cooperation of mr. john martin and his staff, we made a decision to take a specialized apparatus out of the airport and assist up at san bruno in the event that there was an airplane or aircraft that had gone into san bruno. we fully staffed the airport. we have back up equipment, but these are large pieces of apparatus, and it is pretty incredible to me that within six minutes, we had units deployed in san bruno from the airport. six members from our department and three apparatus. shortly thereafter, we made the decision -- i'm here with my deputy chiefs -- to work with the department of emergency management. we certainly wanted to assist, but it is a chaotic ti
up from san bruno, and i think a number of folks have walked in, and i will ask that they give us an update. i wanted to start with chief hayes-white. you had a number personnel that made their way down to the scene. we have a state rig that is just been procured. we had over 50 apparatus that were there at the scene, and perhaps, she can update us and connect the dots to what john martin and his team did and pass the baton to john to underscore some of the work that was done. >> thank you. good afternoon. i thought for everyone i would give just an overview. as you are aware, last night, approximately 6:24 there was a report of an explosion in san bruno, sort of where highway 35 is just about to meet 280, our neighbors to the south. at 6:36, a unit from the airport, even though the airport is located in san mateo county, the sanford's is the fire department is responsible for the international airport, and we have specialized apparatus. initial reports came in as possibly a plane went down. with the cooperation of mr. john martin and his staff, we made a decision to take a specia
of devastation in the san bruno neighborhood. now search crews are looking for more victims of last night's deadly inferno caused by a ruptured gas line. >> here's the latest on the fire. four people have been declared dead, at least 52 others injured, including at least four who are in the hospital with critical burns. four firefighters have also been taken to the hospital. officials revised the property damage downward. they say 38 homes have been completely destroyed and seven others have serious damage. >> so far the fire burned 15 acres in san bruno's crestmore neighborhood. it's now about 75% contained. san bruno police are declared the entire burn area a crime scene in order to secure it and the national transportation safety board has sent what's called a go-team to help investigate what caused the explosion. >> here's a live picture from above the devastation. you can see that crater, the 15 foot crater caused by an explosion now filled with water. overhead showing a smoky scene. firefighters still putting water on hot spots and account for missing people. live in san bruno avenu
, it is 7:00 a.m. in our developing story is that the san bruno gas explosion. today, a town hall community meeting is held at a church to talk about the devastating explosion on thursday. this is a video from behind the barriers. federal, state, local accord to tour the damage, today. and residents could be allowed to return only if it is been deemed safe. for confirmed deaths, with a mother, a teenage daughter, and a 20 year-old female and another a victim not identified. 8 homes damaged in that explosion. 37 homes, destroyed. will tran good morning, what is the latest? >> good morning, isabel. what is going to happen at 9:15, there is going to be a news can france and a news conference, and barbara boxer. and the governor. and the big question is when canadia specifica return to their neighborhoods? and if they could possibly grabbed anything. at this point the city is not making any promises. they say the best case scenario could be today but they do not know what is going to happen because there is still hot spots in the hills. specifically, a few miles from where i am located. also,
. this is the ignition point of the massive and deadly explosion in san bruno. good evening. >> i'm frank summerville. a team of federal investigators is on the ground in san bruno tonight trying to answer one key question, what sparked that fire ball. those fires that burned so hot last night are fully contained, but the area remains offlimits. while chaos and confusion have subsided, a neighborhood is decimated. officials confirmed four people are dead, more than 50 others injured. they reviced their damage estimates saying 57 homes destroyed, 8 with fire damage. we have team coverage on the investigation and more. we begin our coverage with lloyd. lloyd? >> reporter: frank, i'm at the bay hill shopping center where a briefing just wrapped up 15 minutes ago. this is the command center for the local, state, and federal agencies coordinating the clineup and investigation. tonight there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps tomorrow some of the people who fled their homes yesterday maybe allowed to return home. >> i still want everybody to know that as much as we want to let folks go back to their homes,
bruno? ... ¿si no lo hizo, piensa hacerlo pronto? ---desde san jose, aqui comienza el noticiero de la tarde de telemundo 48 !!! ---en vivo, cubriendo toda el area de la bahia, noticiero telemundo 48 a las seis ... primero en la noticia !!! ---hola que tal, muy buenas tardes.---bienvenidos al noticiero que le informa primero, en espaÑol, en el area de la bahia---- les saluda cesar bayona ... --- a 24 horas de la catastrofe de san bruno, continuamos con la cobertura mas completa sobre el desastre.---y usted podra opinar, en vivo, y sin restricciones.---pero antes que nada, nos vamos a la inform. informacion. ---es una zona destruida... devastada... ---- las imagenes despues de la explosion de ayer en san bruno se asemejan a las de una zona de guerra... ---ahora el lugar esta siendo tratado como "escena de crimen"... y en el centro de la investigacion esta la compaÑia de gas "pg&e"... debido a que algunos dueÑos de casas aseguran haber denunciado que por semanas sentian olor a gas...---estas denuncias estan siendo investigadas para determinar responsabilidades... ---y es que alguien d
of the governor being debriefed by officials he spoke to the san bruno fire and police official about the investigation here. also speaking to the ntsb which has been heading up the investigation since last week getting filled in and all of that checking out some of the maps from the area all the homes that were destroyed in the homes that were damaged. one thing that was important when the governor was here just half an hour before he spoke to the press he said he signed an order he will ask president barack obama for federal disaster money which could mean that more money coming into this area from the many victims of this fire. >> declared an emergency and we also have passed president barack obama to helpless his key during my conversation with him was in china at the time was that he said anything that we need he will respond to and help us as quickly as possible. >> fema was here a couple of days ago in its original assessment of this area now that the governor had signed a request asking the president for the money everything is in place. how long it will take for the president
and needed to rebuild. that's the latest from san bruno we will bring to the press conference which should start in about half an hour as soon as it happens. reporting live in san bruno kate thompson kron 4 news. >> today for the first time the people of the first responded to the san bruno fireball are speaking out about their experiences. christine conley was there and she joins us live with the latest. >> bill tell you it's just their job but when you hear their amazing stories you know the first responders are truly heroes. more than to enter people came your help in a fireball exploded in they've been here since thursday. a live look here you could see the work that's going on now. those are pg&e crews trying to restore power to people in the neighborhood. are going to pan over now show you what's going on as we speak we just noticed these people arrive at has not suits that are sifting through the rubble as the investigation continues. a lot of crews to load here we are now just beginning to hear some of the first responders stories. let's take a listen to what one of the police offi
>>> we're live at the command post at the site of the san bruno explosion. why residents have been coming here and what they have been asking of police. >>> the survivors of the blast are working to pick up their lives. we're talking to some of them. you'll hear some amazing stories. >>> we're learning more about the patients who are among the critically injured in last night's fire in san bruno. what doctors have to say about the long road to recovery ahead. >>> good afternoon. topping our news, the cleanup, the investigation and the search-and-rescue efforts all following the massive gas explosion in san bruno. we're waiting for news conference to begin with city and local officials who will have some new information and when that news conference begins, we will bring it to you live. these are live pictures from when they are setting up the news conference. meanwhile, at this hour, crews are trying to access the san bruno neighborhood decimated by the natural gas and explosion that ripped through dozens of homes and killed at least four people. the heart of the devastation, the i
. let's get to breaking news as chopper 5 is showing us the picture here of san bruno, massive flames and smoke coming out of the san bruno area. in fact, this is coming in so fast, our camera is -- we just have the picture from this camera. no information to us yet. so if you know what this is, if you look close by, shoot us an email or tweet us. we get those, too. we get those, too. this is a massive fire. reportedly it's a gas station, service station, that's caught or fire in san bruno. so we'll get more information i'm sure momentarily and get back to you. but first, as we watched this flame and explosion out of san bruno, roberta we can see the smoke heading pretty much straight up. there's not much wind out there right now, it doesn't appear. >> actually we are picking up a wind. it's a stiff wind allen out of the west gusting up to 21 miles per hour. hopefully because of the configuration of the hills there on the peninsula we won't have those kinds of gusty winds. at sunset, winds increase. you just mentioned tweet and twitter and i just tweeted to all my people out
ranking news story the situation in san bruno. they're trying to finish containment of a large fire. we're talking about in an explosion that left at quakcrat. 53 homes destroyed three confirmed dead. when hundred 20 homes damaged. a gas line explosion causes an explosion and the winds kick in and carried embers to rooftops all over the area. that's why we have 200 homes affected by this and a whole lot of people displaced in shelters throughout sambar not as they try to get over the shock of this to begin to assess where they go from here and three find out if any family or friends has been affected. >> team coverage was will transfer his life of. you have been speaking to victims of this mass of fire will. >> i'm still trying to get ahold of more victims new information i just found out the fatality no. hmm has gone from three up to six so three confirmed sixth unconfirmed i'm getting that number from the red cross. >> we do have three confirmed felt we of. the red cross is trying to reunite families and account those who are missing. we are waiting for daybreak once the sun comes
today. so for san bruno and the immediate area, we are developing a more comprehensive plan. >>> that was pg&e speaking. emotions pour out. people in the san bruno fire zone confronted pg&e at a town hall meeting this afternoon. first, breaking news in the coverage of the explosion and the fire. federal officials will brief us in a couple of moments. we will go to them live. this is a look at the press conference that should begin any minute now. here is what we have learned so far. state and federal regulators have ranked the gas line that ruptured as high risk because it ran through a highly populated area we already knew one of the people who died in that blast was 44-year-old jacquelin greg who worked for the california public utilities commission. at the time of her death she was working on plans to upgrade another risky section of that same gas line 2 1/2 miles away. this new information raises several new questions of pg&e and federal regulators. we are working to get answers to those questions. we have new information tonight on the victims. investigators uncovered t
perspective with more on the san bruno blast. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we've moved down here to area where it used to be the 1700 block of claremont. this is what remains of people's homes and lives. this investigation is just getting underway. we're told a lot of it, at least on scene has been completed in terms of the ntsb. victims want to know how this could have happened and want to make sure this doesn't happen again. they also want to really know what's next. >> this morning bill magullihan waited for someone to tell him if he can go in his home, if it's safe, if he can go forward. >> i'm not hearing any information. that's what's frustrating. they upgraded my house from a red to a yellow tag. that's fantastic news. so hopefully i will hear something. i haven't heard a peep from the city. >> reporter: he can't get in. his home is still in the area blocked off, in the area still under investigation. the ntsb says it's focused on the 30-inch gas pipe that's exploded and has told us the work in the crater is done. >> one of those wells was the clean end break of the pipe where the
vecindario de san bruno devastado por el fatal incendio de ayer, ha sido declarado como "escena del crimen" mientras las autoridades determinan las causas de la explosÓn.-- un grupo de agentes federales se integro a la investigacÓn enfocandose en el historial del ducto de gas natural que se fracturó.--las declaraciones de varios vecinos que aseguran que haÍan notificado a la compaÍa "pg&e" de un extraño olor a gas previo a la explosÓn, han llamado particularmente la atencion.-- hasta el momento el saldo de la tragedia es de cuatro muertos, 37 casas destruidas y ocho daÑadas.-- 52 personas resultaron lesionadas, incluyendo tres que se encuentran en estado cÍtico. -- maÑana se reanudara la busqueda de mas victimas entre los escombros. ---funcionarios e investigadores estatatales y federales pasaron el dia en la escena del incendio en san bruno.---el secretario de la "junta national de seguridad en el transporte" aseguro que encontraran las causas de la explosion de ayer.---"edgardo quijano" tiene mas informacion... ed -- la ciudad de san bruno publiÓ los domicilios exactos tanto d
is joining us. this was the summary of the san francisco responds to the san bruno fire. please remember to pass the microphone to the set table when you are speaking. thank you. mayor newsom: thank you all for being here, and i appreciate the outstanding leadership represented here on this table. let me begin by recognizing the obvious or fortuitous in some respects that we had you here today under different circumstances, but nonetheless, now more difficult circumstances. i want to underscore the purpose of this disaster council was always rather self evident and oftentimes needs some elimination -- some illumination to be reminded of its importance. as much as i was reminded of the presence today, it really reinforces the contribution of the commitment to the future because there's no question that we live in interesting times, and the tragic incident of yesterday and the incident that is still unfolding today, and that will continue to impact the lives of hundreds of people and their families for years to come just becomes a testament to the collective wisdom of this room and the nee
and the other homes for moderately damaged. tonight, kate thompson is live in san bruno and we just had an update from the federal investigator. >> kate. >> yes, the federal investigator has not determined what caused that blast. however, three sections of that pipe will be and has been crated and shipped to washington d.c. shipped this evening. there will be testing for fatigue, corrosion, and damage, what part of that pipe filled and led to the blast. also, that pat tested pg&e employee is of alcohol, drugs and they all tested negative on substantiated residents that the reported smelling unsubstantiated reports of smelling gas prior to the blast. also, to finish this investigation prio inside that t creature that was in the middle of the street. it they have finished that part of the investigation. - is being handed back to pg&e. crater. and we are aware of how important that it is important to release that back to pg&e and the city to resume restoration. >> now, the next step is going to concentrate the documents. documents that pg&e handed over. documents on the latest testing, in
explosion in san bruno. the investigation into what caused the disaster and what lawmakers will be doing to help today. >>> nine years later, the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. what president obama is doing this morning to remember the victims and what's become of a pastor's plan to burn a stack of quran? >>> it's 7:00 a.m. this saturday morning, the 11th of september. good morning. i'm julie watts. the national transportation safety board is now leading the investigation into that pipeline explosion that wiped out a san bruno neighborhood. and this morning, we're learning more about the lives lost in the fire. here's what we now know. four people are confirmed dead. 52 people were injured in the disaster. 37 homes have been completely destroyed. ann macks is vic is in san bruno this morning, where senator barbara boxer will be among those getting a briefing at the incident command this morning. good morning, ann. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting more political appearances, more investigation, and a big town hall meeting this afternoon. here's the rundown of today'
recovery, and we have offered our resources and ourselves to the mayor of san bruno and to city leaders there as well as residents. you have specific protocols that we have long established in terms of being able to support residents in times of need, a regional framework for that as well as 14 city employees that want to contribute any charitable contributions for those that may have lost their homes or lost loved ones. >> thank you. the very first thing we did today was we call the city manager of san bruno and offered our direct assistance, so they have our number, and whenever they need we could probably deliver faster, so we made that offer and are on record supporting what they need, along with any of the other departments here. i want to thank the of the departments who are also offering their assistance as well, and there are many. in addition to that, the assistance and recovery part -- we have learned through our own experience and certainly through new orleans and then haiti and then chile that san francisco is looked upon as a very generous city. we are and must be and alway
:00 investigators continue to search for the cause of the san bruno explosion that killed seven people and destroyed 37 homes. one possible cause is microbiological corrosion that could cause the pipe to fail. kate thompson is live in san bruno and kate, this type of groschen was determined to be the reason for the pipe explosion in new mexico about 10 years ago. >> yes it was investigators are trying to determine if the micro was the reason and the cause for the blast in san bruno and as he said federal investigators did determine that this microbe was the cost for >> the >> take a look side by side of the striking similarities the crater on the left was caused by the gas line explosion in san bruno, the greater on the right was left by the gas when explosion in mexico in 2000. federal investigators ruled the cause of the arizona of pipeline was internal corrosion. it then because a significant reduction in the pipes thickness. the corrosion was a combination of microbes and moisture. according to the san francisco chronicle pg&e told state regulators last year if that they were concerned about gro
gen g & e knew that the san bruno pipeline was in danger of failing. >>> good evening. a high risk of failure. that is a quote tonight from a pg & e document last year referencing that pipeline that exploded in san bruno two days ago. despite that assessment, pg & e did not plan to replace that pipeline for another three years. at the same time, we've also learned tonight seven people are now confirmed dead and six people are still missing. 37 home were destroyed. our bay area reporter is in san bruno with the information for us and kimberly terry have reaction from people in that neighborhood. but let's begin with monti. >> reporter: the documents show that the pipeline was at a high risk to fail but the company did nothing to repair it or replace it. as federal investigators begin the arduous task of figuring out what led to the deadly explosion that flattened this san bruno neighborhood on thursday, documents uncovered by the bay citizen, a nonprofit news organization, revealed just what pg & e knew about the pipeline and when the company knew it. going back as early as 2007, pg
. it is worse than we expected to see. >> three days after the san bruno disaster the bittersweet home coming begins. >> i couldn't even cry like, the tears wouldn't come out because i was crying before like when i heard she was missing. >> mourning lives lost, which you are 67 congregations remembering the victims. >> as far as remains located we are in the process of doing forensic tests. >> questions that remain about the death toll. >> good evening. as some in san bruno start returning home the official death toll from the pipeline disaster has been lowered. three streets were hit the hardest by thursday's explosion and the red dots on this map show the 37 home that is were destroyed. the yellow dots, houses that suffered major damage and blue, that means damage but not seriously. team coverage with july watts in san bruno. >> reporter: there are just as many police and pg&e crews in this neighbourhood as residents. earlier today, hundreds gathered at skyline college, giving them passes and wrist bans to give them access to their homes. >> i have to go up to claire mount. >> drive slow. >
's amy hollyfield is live in san bruno. there are really despicable accounts of people taking advantage of this tragedy. >> it is absolutely terrible, dan. no one can believe it. look behind me, there are police officers all over the neighborhood protecting the perimeter. but looters have found a way to get in people's home or steel services meant for the -- steal services meant for the fire personnel. at least four people saw this place as an opportunity. investigators say they walked up to the dmv table and asked for driver's licenses using addresses of homes that burned to the ground. >> they have never had a driver's license before, but that house got burned down. >> they took their id's to various agencies such as pg&e looking for handouts. >> essentially you can walk out with $1500 in gift cards and a free cell phone. >> and they did? >> they did. >> the dmv figured out they were lying and arrested all four people. it is too much for san bruno residents to bear. >> they need to be locked up for a longtime. they need serious, serious punishment. that's the lowest of low.
of country. thank you very much. there is also an update on the incident in san bruno thursday night. the director of water supply and treatment was very involved, as long -- as well as other members of the organization. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i am david briggs with the water supply treatment commission. -- treatment division. the response to last thursday's explosion by the puc staff was amazing. it was immediate and multifaceted. there was certainly a response by the fire department here and at the airport. that was very rapid and throw. puc staff or the first ones on the scene. some of us live in san bruno, 20 to 30 staff. they are our neighbor and wholesale customers. within minutes of the explosion, we knew exactly what was happening. staff at the tracy water treatment plant were only 2 miles away. staff there felt, heard, and saw the explosion. we have staff in the watershed that live half a mile away that were sent immediately. once we pinpointed the location, we quickly determined our system was okay. that was the first thing we were concerned with -- our own abili
. some of us live in san bruno, 20 to 30 staff. they are our neighbor and wholesale customers. within minutes of the explosion, we knew exactly what was happening. staff at the tracy water treatment plant were only 2 miles away. staff there felt, heard, and saw the explosion. we have staff in the watershed that live half a mile away that were sent immediately. once we pinpointed the location, we quickly determined our system was okay. that was the first thing we were concerned with -- our own ability to keep delivering water. we verified that within minutes and then made ourselves available for mutual aid. obviously, the situation was very chaotic and real time on thursday night. our activities in the first few hours after the incident were four fire support. our first issue was making sure san bruno has water. they get all their water from us. they do have some ground water wells, but in the upper elevations it is all from puc. obviously, the explosion damaged their distribution system and their ability to get water to the firefighters. we were making sure we had water delivered to t
in the san bruno neighborhood that burned last week. why that makes many so nervous. >> we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >> and you will hear the emergency tapes as the fire grew. 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
in san bruno. last night the scene of armageddon. when a 30-inch pipe with natural gas in it rumbled then roared and then devastated this neighborhood, engulfing it in flames. today the story here is about survival, about searching and about finding answers as to what happened and about recovery. recovering people's lives, recovering people's goods. >> we hear so many extraordinary stories of humanity. certainly, there are numbers that also tell the story. let's get you up to it date on where things stand. we can tell you that there are 38 homes destroyed. that number was 53 last night. they now say upon closer inspection today that 38 homes were destroyed. seven others were severely damaged. 45 homes in all likelihood are not going to be occupied again. the five has now been fully contained, and investigators say there are no reports of anyone missing. it is good news that this fire is contained because the winds are picking up. they're legendary here in san bruno. the last thing you want is any ambers. crews are conducting a house-to-house search of homes that were too hot to searc
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